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Film Composer writing music on at home setup

Composer

The Composer creates the score for a motion picture through writing, revising, and recording new music to elicit an emotional response. Learn More Avg. Salary: $49,300 Salary Range: $42K - $59K Alt Titles: Film Composer
Production Assistant looking at footage on camera

Production Assistant

A Production Assistant works with various departments on set as needed for odd jobs and support tasks. This is the entry-level position for many crew positions. Learn More Avg. Salary: $34,296 Salary Range: $31K - $43K Alt Titles: PA
Set Decorator with his team at work in the background

Set Decorator

Set Decorators are in charge of populating sets with character and world-specific items on television series, feature films, commercials or short projects. Their remit is vast and includes light... Learn More Avg. Salary: $104,000 Salary Range: Alt Titles: Set Decoration
Art director creating a design in her office

Art Director

Art Directors oversee the building of sets and the creation of all show signage in line with the vision of the Production Designer. Learn More Avg. Salary: $74,292 Salary Range: $50K-$112K Alt Titles: Production Designer (On lower budget projects, these roles may be combined)
Film assistant prop master supervising set decoration

Assistant Prop Master

Assistant Property Masters assist the Prop Master with anything Actors handle on set. They ensure the correct props are prepared, are on hand for the shoot, and are archived once a scene is wrapped. Learn More Avg. Salary: $54,094 Salary Range: $31K-$64K Alt Titles: Assistant Property, Props, Assistant Propmaster, Assistant Propman, Prop Assistant
Digital Imaging Technician looking at footage on his laptop

Digital Imaging Technician

The Digital Imaging Technician is responsible for wrangling all data on set and duplicating it for safety. They’re responsible for ensuring all footage is available and intact for the Editor. Learn More Avg. Salary: $700 per day, plus gear Salary Range: $250 - $750 per day, plus gear Alt Titles: DIT
Music Supervisor in studio with session singer recording vocals

Music Supervisor

The Music Supervisor oversees all music that takes place in a motion picture, selecting tracks that fit the mood and tone of each scene, and sometimes sitting in during recording sessions. Learn More Avg. Salary: $54,086 Salary Range: $44K - $65K Alt Titles: None
Drone pilot flying his drone

Drone Pilot

The job of a Drone Pilot is to capture footage from a unique, bird’s eye perspective. Learn More Avg. Salary: $82,755 Salary Range: $73K-$116K Alt Titles: Drone Operator, Drone Camera Operator
Assistant Costume Designer holding up a garment to see if it fits an actress

Assistant Costume Designer

Assistant Costume Designers assist Costume Designers with all looks for Actors on set. They also plan, create, organize, and help maintain clothes on set. Learn More Avg. Salary: $25,000 to $100,000 Salary Range: $25,000 to $100,000 Alt Titles: Theatrical Designer
Makeup artist applying eyeshadow on a performer

Makeup Artist

As part of a production team, a Makeup Artist’s job is to collaborate with other creatives by painting faces, creating character looks and designing other facial effects in line with their vision. Learn More Avg. Salary: $75,000 Salary Range: $37K- $124K Alt Titles: None
Set dresser decorating a kitchen set

Set Dresser

Set Dressers work on film sets to arrange set dressing items such as pictures and furniture before the camera. They may be responsible for the pickup, transport, and all organization of set dressing... Learn More Avg. Salary: $75,000 Salary Range: $30 - $35/hr Alt Titles: None
Post Visual Effects Supervisor working on after effects on his computer

Post Visual Effects Supervisor

Post Visual Effects Supervisors advise on the cost of applying visual effects in post-production, and they hire the artistic team to execute the work. Learn More Avg. Salary: 122,291 Salary Range: $57K-$241K Alt Titles: Visual Effects Supervisor, VFX Supervisor
ADR Mixer at her workstation

ADR Mixer

ADR Mixers correct dialogue and sound that was problematic in the original production. They remove background noise, re-record dialogue with lip-synching and clean up production audio. Learn More Avg. Salary: $76,799 Salary Range: $51K-$114K Alt Titles: ADR Recordist. (This used to be a separate job, but is now under the remit of ADR Mixers.)
Key Hair Stylist curling an actress' hair

Key Hair Stylist

Key Hair Stylists cut and style the hair and wigs of Actors, Background Artists and Stunt Performers on television series, feature films, commercials or short projects. Learn More Avg. Salary: $77,000 Salary Range: Alt Titles: Key Hairdresser, Key Stylist, Key Hair Designer
On set visual effects supervisor with camera crew, actors, and green screen

On Set VFX Supervisor

The job of an On-Set VFX Supervisor is to make sure that the required VFX shots are executed as needed, as well as to manage the VFX budget, schedule and expectations. Learn More Avg. Salary: $140,502 Salary Range: $59K - $225K Alt Titles: Studio VFX Supervisor, In-House VFX Supervisor
Assistant production accountant crunching numbers at her desk

Assistant Production Accountant

Whereas the Production Accountant takes care of macro-level financials and overall budgets for a production, Assistant Production Accountants take care of micro-level financials... Learn More Avg. Salary: $53,748 Salary Range: $38K - $77K Alt Titles: Second Assistant Production Accountant
Storyboard artist sketching a large panel

Storyboard Artist

Storyboard Artists create visualizations of scripts (animatics), allowing the creative team to “see” the episode or film before full animation or shooting begins. Learn More Avg. Salary: $114,289 Salary Range: $85K - $149K Alt Titles: Storyboard Revisionist
Assistant makeup artist fixing makeup for actress on location

Assistant Makeup Artist

Assistant Makeup Artists can do everything from natural beauty to turning a person into a literal monster. They may also be in charge of body makeup, organization, or keeping Actors looking perfect... Learn More Avg. Salary: $24,666 Salary Range: $16K-$36K Alt Titles: None
Foley artist in his sound studio

Foley Artist

A Foley Artist performs custom-made sound effects, props and footsteps for film and television. They differ from Sound Editors who take pre-recorded sounds and make them fit the picture. Learn More Avg. Salary: Salary Range: $200 to $400 a day Alt Titles: None
Colorist showing her editing suite to a coworker

Colorist

The Colorist processes every image in a cinematic production to achieve the desired hues and contrast. The work is a sort of hybrid of visual effects and cinematography. Learn More Avg. Salary: $44,277 Salary Range: $36K - $53K Alt Titles: Post Digital Imaging Technician
Hairdresser fixing an actress' hair

Hairdresser

A Hairdresser will work to prepare an Actor’s look to suit the scene. Hair pieces, wigs, hair extensions, and hair dye are all tools of the trade. Learn More Avg. Salary: $66,000 Salary Range: $50,000 to $70,000 Alt Titles: Stylist, Hair Stylist
Company Producer in her office

Company Producer

The Company Producer works within a specific department in the different post-production houses to coordinate and manage schedules for the sound, color, visual effects or editing talent. Learn More Avg. Salary: Salary Range: $70,000 - $100,000 Alt Titles: Color, Sound, VFX, Editing Supervisor, Studio Manager
Actors on set that showcases a 19th century production design

Production Designer

The Production Designer manages the Art Department on a set and oversees the visuals of the film. They participate in location scouts and design sets. Learn More Avg. Salary: $55,000 Salary Range: $43K - $84K Alt Titles: PD, Scenic Design
Costume Designer sewing fabric on costume

Costume Designer

The Costume Designer creates costumes to tell a story about the characters. He or she is the artistic head for all costume based decisions on a film set. Learn More Avg. Salary: Salary Range: $3K - $12K per day on set Alt Titles: Head of Wardrobe
Re-recording mixer at work in her studio

Re-recording Mixer

The Re-recording Mixer provides the final theatrical sound mix for a cinematic production. Their goal is to create a mix that tells the story effectively. Learn More Avg. Salary: $73,698 Salary Range: $30K - $158K Alt Titles: Dubbing Mixer
Graphic Artist working on a design for a film

Graphic Artist

Graphic Artists implement general visual effects and create custom transitions through carefully selected fonts and colors. Learn More Avg. Salary: $80,000 Salary Range: Up to $120K Alt Titles: Motion Graphics Artist, Motion Graphics and Titles
Production Accountant filling out paperwork on his desk

Production Accountant

A Production Accountant looks after all of the finances for a production. They issue paychecks and give updates to the Producers on where their actual budget is in relation to their projected budget. Learn More Avg. Salary: $60,262 Salary Range: $21K - $115K Alt Titles: Accountant
Armorer showing actress how to shoot a gun

Armorer

An Armorer supervises the use of all weapons on a film set and provides instruction for the Actors on how to properly and safely use them. Learn More Avg. Salary: $48,646 Salary Range: $12K - $88K Alt Titles: None
Key craft services team member serving lunch to film crew from a food truck

Key Craft Services

Key Craft Services provide snacks, coffee and refreshments to crew and cast throughout the day. They also maintain trash on and around set. Learn More Avg. Salary: $1,200 a week Salary Range: $110k to $180k+ Alt Titles: Key Crafty Service, Key Crafty, Key Craft Server
Film Prop Manager directing prop placement on set

Props Manager

The Props Manager acquires, organizes, and maintains all items that an Actor uses within a film. They source props from thrift shops and props houses. Learn More Avg. Salary: $59,000 Salary Range: Alt Titles: Props Master, Property Master, Props
Drone Operator piloting her drone through the sky

Drone Operator

A Drone Operator works to remotely pilot aircraft that gets footage from above a specific location during production. Learn More Avg. Salary: $58,026 Salary Range: $39K - $92K Alt Titles: Drone Pilot
Sound Designer in his production studio

Sound Designer

The Sound Designer oversees the creative aspects of how a film will feel sonically and what its unified aesthetic of sound will be. Learn More Avg. Salary: $40,827 Salary Range: $25K- $68K Alt Titles: SDx, Supervising Sound Editor
Foley Engineer with headphones on in her editing suite

Foley Engineer

The Foley Engineer works in the Sound Department, setting up microphones and recording the sound effects Foley Artists create for a motion picture Learn More Avg. Salary: Salary Range: $200 to $400 a day Alt Titles: Foley Recordist
Visual Effects Supervisor looking at a camera on a set with a green screen

Visual Effects Supervisor

Visual Effects Supervisors are present on set when a film or television show is being shot. They advise on how to go about shooting something to make it easy to handle in post-production. With good... Learn More Avg. Salary: $140,502 Salary Range: $59K - $225K Alt Titles: On Set VFX Supervisor, VFX Super
Film catering team members pouring coffee and setting out slices of pie

Film Catering

A Catering (or Craft Services) person provides all food and beverages on set, with the exception of meal times. Learn More Avg. Salary: $48,963 Salary Range: $29K-$56K Alt Titles: Crafty, Craft Services, Entertainment Catering, Caterer
Film Lead Chef in his kitchen

Lead Chef

Lead Chefs in television, film and commercials feed the cast and crew breakfast and lunch on production days. As part of the catering team, they feed from 50 to 350 people at any given time. Learn More Avg. Salary: $50,000 Salary Range: $25K - $69K Alt Titles: Key Caterer, Catering, Chef Driver, Head Chef
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